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The same content on different webpages, including on pages on different websites. Search engines may penalise websites which have duplicate content on them.

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Duplicate content in Top Level Domain and country specific website

I have myproduct.com which is my master product page. For UK I also own myproduct.co.uk which is a copy of myproduct.com with some localized content: landing page, promotions, prices, and specific ...
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How to remove duplicate content, which is still indexed, but not linked to anymore?

A bug in the tool, which we use to create search-engine-friendly URLs changed our whole URL-structure overnight, and we only noticed after Google already indexed the page. Now, we have a massive ...
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SEO for ecommerce site with no product description and large inventory

We are building a ecommerce with a inventory of about 6000 products, the problem is most of the products have the same description so we decided to keep description as noindex and make it available to ...
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How to handle possible duplicate content across multiple sites?

Let's say I have two sites that cover the same vertical/topic. one in the USA and one in Canada. Both sites have local-related content, which is obviously unique by location. However they will share ...
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How to disallow indexing but allow crawling?

In the front page of my website, I have some previews to articles (with a small introduction to them) that link to the full articles. I want to disallow the front page to prevent duplicate content. ...
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Tracking pages with variables in GA

Recently I have updated my site, it now passes a variable on some links like so... www.mysite.com/1234/?play=true I've noticed in Google Analytics it records www.mysite.com/1234/ and ...
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What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site?

This is a general, community wiki question regarding duplicate content. If your question was closed as a duplicate of this question and you feel that the information provided here does not provide a ...
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Is it illegal to use content in such a way?

I have a couple of questions about the legality of the content of some websites. I am currently working on two websites and I would like to make sure I am not breaking any laws, by using some content ...
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Universal navigation menu across domains - would it be considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? Across different sites on different second-level domains exists a universal navigation ...
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How similar can 2 pages be before Google de-indexes one of them?

Using Similar Page Checker (http://www.webconfs.com/similar-page-checker.php), you can check if a web page is similar to other one. Is there any rule of thumb how high a percentage similarity is ...
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Duplicate content problem due to plugin

Actually I am running website on WordPress where I have installed Transposh plugin on my site 'example'. Unfortunately, despite having English as the default language and therefore available at ...
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rel=“Canonical”: Ranking Benefits ? & specifying for PDF?

I think I understand the basic case for using rel="canonical": to tell Google which is the preferred URI when the same page/content may be accessed via more than one URI. This helps you avoid ...
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Can mass different log-in pages result in SEO duplicate and/or low quality punishments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have internal pages that rely on an external API which I would like to build upon user ...
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How to stop Feedreader fetching content from my site using iFrame?

As you all can see from the picture below, my site's content is duplicated by FeedReader (using iFrame) and indexed at Google. When I clicked at the FeedReader link, it uses some sort of iFrame to ...
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How can I create multiple mini-sites with similar/duplicate content without hurting my search engine rank?

Essential background: I run a small company that lets members of the public post handwritten letters to their local politician (UK-based). Every week a number of early stage bills (called Early Day ...
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Duplicating content from another site and adding value (summaries, statistics) - ranking and courtesy

I am working on a site that takes a governmental data base, provides a number of statistical and other summaries and also post the original data. However this data (mostly long pieces of text) is ...
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How to re-direct Wordpress posts with 301

All my WordPress post URLs generate sub directories with duplicate content and I do not know what regular expression to use to consistently 301 redirect domain.com/category/post/random-number/ to ...
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can canonical links be used to make 'duplicate' pages unique?

We have a website that allows users to list items for sale. Think ebay - except we don't actually deal with selling the item, we just list it for sale and provide a way to contact the seller. Anyhow, ...
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Separate urls for a set of pages sharing 80% duplicate content

Issue: Currently my site has one particular page which has country specific data. So I've URLs like : mysite.com/sale-united-states mysite.com/sale-united-kingdom mysite.com/sale-sweden etc. All ...
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How does Google detect duplicate content?

have a quick question about duplicate content. How does google work this all out? In that on my pages I have a form on each page with the same bit of text explaining it, is this going to count against ...
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Remove internal sub domain duplicate content on Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Remove URLs from Google Search Engine Our hosting provider has a internal sub domain like so: n265-269-265-265.cnet.hosting.iiii. The internal sub domain is ...
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Having either www.domainname.com or domainname.com is really required? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: www and non www can suffer duplicated content When I go for any website review the first point I get from the reviewers is both of my www and non www domains should ...
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Tidy URLs in Google Analytics

My Google Analytics is catching a number of URLs where there is a unique GET parameter. It also catches URLs like /pay and /pay/. Is there any way I can get it to clean up the data and just see ...
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SEO value of duplicating content externally

I run a website that includes a blog which was hand-coded by myself and is hosted on the same domain. My partner in this endeavour thinks it would be a good idea to open up a Blogger/WordPress blog ...
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Is there a way to do a site-wide 301 redirect or rel=“canonical”

I've got a blog running on a sub domain mirrored using this method on to a sub directory, so that the links come to my main domain not the sub domain.. Obviously this creates duplicate content. What ...
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How to write a blog for SEO purpose

I have a photo sharing website, which provides very little textual content. Users can add tags to photos and a description, but it creates a lot of duplicate content, because most of the descriptions ...
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SEO with duplicate content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have a nature photography site with multiple types of photo galleries. Each photo and ...
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Does Google penalize pseudo-duplicate pages for different locations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? My compony's site's home page was not specificly optimized to any location. Now, I am ...
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How does google handle plagiarism with a link back?

Is it frowned upon to copy a whole web page but leave a link back? I have seen this countless times where a web site will copy an entire post but leave a link back to the original content. How does ...
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Preview content on website linking to full page, SEO strikes for duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do search engines treat index pages with excerpts as duplicate content of the pages they link to? I have a press section on a website i'm developing. It has about 10 ...
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How to indicate a page is duplicate content when you control its body but not its head?

http://www.zcommunications.org/ready-or-not-can-bangladesh-cope-with-climate-change-by-hazel-healy is a copy of a page on our site created by the author, and links back to that page. Google's ...
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Moving one site in Webmaster Tools to more than one site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I structure my urls for both SEO and localization? I have a Question and Answer site about immigration. now I divided it into 2 sites: mysite.co.uk about ...
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Our website was copied 100% and mirrored on a different domain

One of our websites was copied word for word all 400 pages by someone who used a special program to clone the site. We saw the program in the code. This was done in early April and soon after that ...
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How does google react to duplicate pages with text in a different language?

If there is a copy of a site in another language, but with same resource filenames, does Google not like the fact that the resources aren't in the same language as the page?
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SEO and duplicate content for default document

SEO experts sometimes demand that default document, e.g. www.site.com/index.html redirects with 301 to www.site.com, so: Is that really necessary? Does Google really penalize that?
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How to use the canonical tag for multiregion websites and duplicate content

We want to use the canonical tag for an multiple region website with the same content. For Example: www.example.com/services.htm www.example.com/uk/services.htm Then if we use the canonical tag ...
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wrong duplicate meta descriptions on webmaster tools

We have recently moved our site to a new platform with a different structure. We placed the correct 301 redirects from old pages, but also, some pages include 302 redirects for language-specific ...
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Does duplicate content inside your own website matter for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I'm not referring to the duplicate content where you copy content from another site and ...
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Could this be considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I'm building a dating site at the moment. On the homepage I have a paginated list of all ...
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Letting search engines know that different links to identical pages stress different parts of the page

When you follow a permalink to a chat message in the Stack Exchange chat, you get a view of the transcript page for the day that contains the particular message. This message is highlighted in yellow, ...
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Preventing indexing duplicate content by search engines

I am in process of migrating my old domain (www.oldurl.com) to new domain (www.newurl.com). Almost all the content,URL structure as well database is same except for few URL's and only difference will ...
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Is this content duplicated? or or weak content? [closed]

firstly, my google webmaster tool said that i have 313 index. but if i search with site:, i only get 72 content. from this url, it said may because data not yet transfered from other server. ok its ...
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canonical link to the home page

A friend and I are debating the use of the canonical tag. I say if I'm on http://www.example.com/page.html but my site has moved to http://www.BetterExample.com my canonical tag needs to be ...
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Should single product pages generated from affiliate product feeds be “noindexed”?

We plan to import tens of thousands of products from affiliate product feeds to a brand new site, where each product will have its own page with identical title and description as the original. I ...
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Can a mobile version of site be considered duplication by Google if the page is the same only the css is different?

Hearing about the problems with mobile browser detection I plan to add a button to my site which enables the users to switch manually between normal/mobile version of the site. The button sets a ...
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Can I be penalized for using breadcrumbs and subcategories for similar content?

I am building a new navigation system via breadcrumbs based on categories and sub-categories. Example 1: Having url like this: ...
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Are multiple results from a website search considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? The website is a Magento store , but I believe this applies to any product search. We ...
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What should I do to notify Google of a switch from “.php” to extension-free URL's?

I've implemented a simple mod-rewrite rule that internally rewrites urls without a file extension (that are not directories) to .php files and removed the .php extension from all our internal links. ...
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Is “no-index” necessary with extensive, white-labeled syndication?

For the purposes of this discussion, consider the following scenario: You have written a fair amount of quality, unpublished content that third-party websites wish to license from you and white-label ...
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Republishing blog posts on a popular website

I started my blog about programming yesterday and in order to promote and increase traffic I submitted my rss to Codeproject which pulls my posts and publishes them at Codeproject. While it increases ...